Thanks to the County Council for voting for funding the second White Flint metro entrance! This is wonderful news as it will allow us to have $2.9 million in funding ready to go for design of this project once we get the Concept Study back from WMATA this fall. Friends of White Flint advocated hard for this funding.
As you may recall, the County Executive had recommended deferring funding for the second station until after FY24.
We will need to push hard for our second metro entrance in the FY21-26 CIP the County Executive will propose on January 15, 2020, but that’s advocacy for another day. Now let’s just thank the Council for this funding.
The Council also rejected the County Executive’s proposed cuts to Ride On service, including proposed cuts to routes that service the White Flint/Pike District area.
District One Councilmember Andrew Friedson said, “The ability for people to move around safely and efficiently is an existential issue for our economy and our community. The fiscal year 2020 budget the Montgomery County MD Council approved today includes major investments in affordable housing and transportation.”